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The Siren Nation Festival showcases the original work of innovative female artists.
The Siren Nation Festival showcases the original work of innovative female artists.
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We are raising funds to bring young artists, all ages shows and international artists and musicians to the 2012 Siren Nation arts festival!  Our sixth year!

WHAT IS THE SIREN NATION ARTS FESTIVAL? 

Siren Nation is a non-profit arts organization that showcases women artists with year-round events culminating in our annual festival. Our mission is to inspire and empower all women to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts.

You can learn more about our board at our website.

SO WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THIS YEAR?

We pride ourselves on growing a little each year -- and each year our community embraces new things and grows as a result.

For the 2012 festival, our wish list includes: inviting international artists to perform, expanding our all-ages programming, bringing filmmakers to Portland to present their work and a few other tricks we want to keep up our sleeves.

And we need your help to do it! Our board is all-volunteer run but we are committed to paying female artists for their work. In addition, there are hard costs for the festival like marketing, travel costs and venue rentals.

WHAT ARE ALL THESE BACKER GIFTS?

We put out the call to our community of supporters, asking them to donate their time and resources and we were blown away by the response! What you see here are all the different people who have been touched by the Siren Nation experience and want to help us grow. We love our community!

ANYTHING ELSE?

Because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition, we must reach our goal to get anything! But we can also exceed it! Please check out our awesome Backer Gifts and let all your friends know about SIREN NATON! Thank you!!

Oh and hey, for fun and reference, here's a list of every band that's ever played the Siren Nation arts festival:

2011: Corin Tucker, Kelli Schaefer, Lemolo, Yesmina, Y La bamba, Laura Gibson, Led to Sea, Kimya Dawson, My Brightest Diamond, DJ Safi.
 
2010: Sara Jackson-Holman, Tara Jane O’Neil, Annie Bethancourt, Erin McKeown, Shelley Short, Katie Sawicki, Anomie Belle, Zoe Muth, DJ Anjali.
 
2009: Emily Wells, Grey Anne, Star Anna, and Lovers. Tender Forever, Y La Bamba, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, and The I’s.
 
2008: Fleshtone, DJ Beyonda, The Trucks, Northern State, the New Bloods, Tahoe Jackson, Laura Veirs, Amelia, Laura Gibson, Scout Niblett, Felina's Arrow.
 
2007: Team Dresch, Alela Diane, Mirah, Swan Island, Liv Warfield, Jamie Stillway, Ashleigh Flynn, Marisa Anderson, Swallows, Sirens Echo, Myshkins ruby warblers, Sugar Shortwave, Blu Bird, The Flat Mountain Girls, Ms. Su'ad.

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